Sept. 22 2017
Americans love their lawns, but a North Carolina-based author wants professional landscapers and homeowners to consider other members of the grass family. Brie Gluvna Arthur, the self-described “Cr ...
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Sept. 21 2017
An 11-year-old boy named Frank wrote to President Trump last month, offering to mow the lawn at the White House. He wrote, “It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn,” adding that he ...
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Sept. 21 2017
Irrigation has gone underground at a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and officials couldn’t be more thrilled. A subsurface drip system was installed as part of a pilot project to see if it could re ...
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Sept. 20 2017
Ariens Company has donated $10,000 to the Equipment Dealers Association’s (EDA) Disaster Relief Fund, to help equipment dealerships and their employees in Hurricane Harvey’s affected areas surroun ...
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Sept. 20 2017
“Los Alamos Park has approximately 404,000 square feet of turf,” said Jennifer Cregar, a project supervisor for the Energy and Sustainability Initiatives Division. This makes it one of the largest ...
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Sept. 19 2017
For the fourth summer in five years, the nation’s second busiest airport has turned to a herd of goats and sheep to clear the shaggy brush surrounding its miles-long perimeter. It’s a tool that ci ...
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Sept. 19 2017
Cleanup after Hurricane Irma has been a massive undertaking since the destructive storm hit Florida and its neighboring states recently. So far, there have been many of supporters who have respo ...
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Sept. 18 2017
Ariens Company has named Larry Weyer as group president of its power equipment division. Weyers will lead all aspects of product development, manufacturing, supply chain, as well as sales and marketin ...
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Sept. 18 2017
The Toro Company has announced that Richard M. Olson has been elected chairman of the company and will assume the position in early November. Michael J. Hoffman, current chairman of the board, will re ...
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Sept. 16 2017
Amidst the terrible devastation and loss of life wrought by Hurricane Harvey, one iconic landmark has continued to stand its ground. The 1,000-year-old Big Tree at Goose Island State Park near R ...
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Sept. 15 2017
Two Brownsville, Texas men paid a heavy price just for mowing their lawns. Both of them died after receiving hundreds of stings from a swarm of Africanized honeybees that suddenly attacked them. It’ ...
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Sept. 14 2017
The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is being felt everywhere in the country, as fuel prices continue to soar. That’s an especially big blow to landscape contractors who depend heavily on gasoline to p ...
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Sept. 13 2017
Most people can’t remember riding their tricycles. But one landscape contractor has no problem with that. His trike is his work vehicle, and he rides it every day. Alden Gray, 34, owns Northw ...
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Sept. 13 2017
Two officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) won’t be showing up at work anytime soon; they were arrested for allegedly taking $140,000 in bribes from snow-removal contractors ...
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Sept. 12 2017
The Water Zone radio show, sponsored by The Toro Company, has been presented with a special Congressional Recognition Certificate for “Outstanding Communications & Educational Outreach Regarding ...
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Sept. 11 2017
If you’re a landscape contractor involved in Hurricane Irma cleanup, be extra wary before you go near a downed tree with your chainsaw. A potentially fatal surprise may be hiding amongst the branche ...
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Sept. 11 2017
In a recent statement, BrightView Landscapes, LLC, announced that it has acquired Florida’s Girard Environmental Services, LLC (GES). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GES specializes in ...
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Sept. 11 2017
Central Valley Fund (CVF) announced recently that it has invested $7.2M in growth capital financing for two of the region’s largest landscape contractors. The transaction includes equity investments ...
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Sept. 11 2017
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is partnering with industry expert Judy Guido to present Shark Tank. This will be one of power sessions taking place at the LANDSCAPES 2017 e ...
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Sept. 9 2017
Four years ago, “The guy who cuts the grass said, ‘I’m going to retire,’” said Frank Alfieri, administrator at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Manha ...
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